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Patients do not understand risks of unnecessary antibiotics

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Photo: Physician informs a patient about his description [16/12/2014] Over prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance. In a first-of-its-kind study, research led by the George Washington University suggests that public health educational materials may not address the misconceptions that shape why patients expect antibiotics, driving doctors to prescribe them more.Patients do not understand risks of unnecessary antibiotics - Read more

Male and female breast cancers are not identical

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Photo: Man holding a hand over his breast [15/12/2014] Results of the EORTC10085/TBCRC/BIG/NABCG International Male Breast Cancer Program conducted in both Europe and in the United States found significant improvement in survival for men with breast cancer, but this improvement was not as good as that observed for women.Male and female breast cancers are not identical - Read more

Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis

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Graphic: Structure of a complex molecule [15/12/2014] Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States. But it can also cause systemic inflammation, leading to complications such as cardiovascular disease and anemia, and patients who rely on the therapy have a five-year survival rate of only 35 percent.Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis - Read more

Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer

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Photo: X-Ray of head and neck area [09/12/2014] When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it is generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study.Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer - Read more

ARTcut: Standardized injury of skin models for wound healing research

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[08/12/2014] Comparative research models are indispensable in wound healing research to evaluate new treatments of chronic wounds. Consequently, studies need to exhibit equivalent basic prerequisites and be conducted on similar wounds. This is why a team of researchers is working on an automated process to place standardized wounds in skin models.ARTcut: Standardized injury of skin models for wound healing research - Read more

Technology to help patients with chronic liver disease

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Graphic: Stomach, liver and intestines [08/12/2014] The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashish Nimgaonkar, MBBS, MTech, MS, from John Hopkins University, has received the inaugural AGA-Boston Scientific Career Development Technology & Innovation Award. This award is graciously supported by a grant from Boston Scientific, a leading innovator of medical solutions.Technology to help patients with chronic liver disease - Read more

Colorful nano-guides to the liver

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Graphic: Scheme of a nanoparticle [05/12/2014] Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles. Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to the targeted tissue. The dyes also enable the tracking of the transport processes by intravital microscopy or, in a non-invasive way, by multi spectral optoacoustic tomography.Colorful nano-guides to the liver - Read more

Researchers control adhesion of E. coli bacteria

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Graphic: E Coli [03/12/2014] A research team from Kiel University (CAU) and Goethe University Frankfurt have jointly created a synthetic surface on which the adhesion of E. coli bacteria can be controlled. Researchers control adhesion of E. coli bacteria - Read more

Genetic marker may help predict success of kidney transplants

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Graphic: Kidneys [02/12/2014] Kidneys donated by people born with a small variation in the code of a key gene may be more likely, once in the transplant recipient, to accumulate scar tissue that contributes to kidney failure, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Genetic marker may help predict success of kidney transplants - Read more

Euthanasia – A Human Right?

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[01/12/2014] Several weeks ago on November 1, 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who suffered from terminal brain cancer, took drugs to end her life surrounded by her family. This was preceded by months of despair and anguish, but also by love and a lust for life as the young woman describes in several videos she recorded to fight for the right to die with dignity.Euthanasia – A Human Right? - Read more

 
 

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